The NFL’s Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday that quarterback Baker Mayfield will go to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2024 Draft.
“We want to thank Baker for all of his contributions. Since he was recruited he gave everything for the team. With his fierce competitive spirit he achieved great things here“was the message from Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam to the player.
Mayfield came to Cleveland selected in the number one position in the 2018 NFL Draft. In four up-and-down seasons, he amassed 14,125 yards, completed 1,185 passes in 1,924 attempts, had 92 touchdowns and was intercepted 56 times.
The continuity of the passer in the team was broken at the end of the 2021 seasonthe worst in his four years with the Browns in which he barely exceeded 3,000 yards, had 17 touchdowns and suffered 13 interceptions.
Knee and shoulder injuries were the causes of his absence from the game. The Austin, Texas native underwent surgery to correct the tear in his right shoulder last January.which he said was successful.
Faced with uncertainty over the quarterback’s health, the Cleveland Browns signed former Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson in March.in exchange for a five-year, $230 million contract.
Watson awaits resolution of NFL disciplinary hearingin which he appeared last June, and to which he was subjected by the demands of 24 women who accuse him of sexual misconduct.
Baker Mayfield requested his change of team as soon as he learned that Cleveland he had signed Deshaun.
in Caroline, Baker will fight for the job with Sam Darnold, who came into the league for the New York Jets in 2018.team in which he remained until 2020. He was traded to the Panthers in 2021.
In four years in the NFL, Darnol has 10,624 yards; he has completed 972 passes of 1,625. He has 54 touchdowns and has suffered 52 interceptions. His numbers are lower than those of Baker Mayfield, who is shaping up to be at the team’s controls in 2022.
The other two quarterbacks on coach Matt Rhule’s squad are 23-year-old rookie Matt Corral.selected in this year’s Draft, and Phillip Walker, who only played four games in the 2021 season.
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NFL: Cleveland Browns trade quarterback Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers